Blue Ribbon Side Recipes

Memorable sides can make the meal... or even become a meal in themselves. Dig into these scrumptious sides: vegetables, casseroles, risottos, beans and more!


3 Cheese Garlic Braid

By Candi Hummer
Something I came up with to use up an ample amount of cheese we have on...

5 Cheese Macaroni

By jenifer carnegie
Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner, all year around, my family asks me...

8 Cheese Baked Macaroni

By Jane Kear
When we were growing up, Mama used to make the best homemade macaroni and cheese I...

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

By Darlene Sweet
Absolutely the BEST sweet potato casserole! The flavor of amaretto enhances the dish. A must for...

Amazing Twice Baked Potatoes

By Samantha Jolin
I took a variation of how my mother-in-law made these and made it my own. My...

Andouille Stuffing Casserole

By Robin Lieneke
This recipe is spicy yummy comfort food. Simply delicious.

Caprese Salad Bites-Annette's

By Annette W.
One of our favorite summertime salads is Caprese Salad. I mean we can't get enough of...

Apple Almond Rice

By Kat Ryan
An easy side dish that goes with anything and will fill stomachs on a cold winter...

Apple Walnut Acorn Squash

By Kitchen Crew
Filled with apples, nuts, bacon, and spices, this acorn squash recipe is a full-flavored side dish....

Apple-Cranberry Casserole

By Laura Young
I got this recipe from a friend who brought it to a pot luck dinner. It...

Apples, Bacon and Cranberries with White Cheddar

By Barbara Miller
The inspiration for this dessert comes from my mother. Every evening she would have her white...

Applewood Smoked Bacon and Maple Calico Beans

By Deb Lund
This is one of those great sides that everyone seems to love even if they are...

Asiago & Gruyere Potato Gratin

By Genny Miller
Here is a new twist on scalloped or potatoes gratin. I'm a huge lover of Asiago...

Asian Chicken Salad Sandwich

By Lolly St John
I love chicken salad sandwiches and I love this carrot ginger dressing so I have combined...

Asian Vegetable Pasta Salad

By Linda Dalton
This is a variation of a recipe I created a number of years ago that gave...

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

By Jan Mullikin
Saw this on Martha Stewart one time and now can use the new method to get...

Asparagus Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

By libby walp
We made this dish for the fouth of July, and it was a hit! The best...

Asparagus Strudel

By Kara Barnes
This looks pretty fancy, but it's really fairly easy to make. I hope you try...

Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

By Joanna Petrasko
Was served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving with my lovely boyfriend Matt's family, I took...

Aunt Linda's Corn Pudding

By Rhonda Gibson
This is my late aunt Linda's "Corn Pudding" recipe. My cousin makes this for every holiday...

Avocado and Artichoke Hearts Holiday Salad

By JoSele Swopes
My mom has made this salad for the holidays for years it is a favorite from...

Bacon & Tomato Pasta Salad

By Marianne Gleason
Perfect for these hot summer nights! Goes together quickly and not too heavy! Serving...

Bacon and Brown Sugar Topped Sweet Potato Bake

By Adrienne May
This savory sweet potato casserole is so good! Everything is better with bacon!!
13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer


Recently, smokers have risen in popularity. They are an investment, though. So if you own one, it’s worth using it as much as possible. We know it’s good for ribs and a pork roast, but you can light the smoker for other recipes too. From appetizers to the main meal, sides, and desserts, there’s a […]

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day


I have fond memories of my dad standing over the grill during the summer preparing a feast for the family. This Father’s Day, I plan to take over grilling duties from my husband and prepare a fantastic grilled meal. If you want to pick up the tongs, too, then check out these recipes. Cheryl Culver’s […]

18 Snacks To Make Dad

18 Snacks To Make Dad


If you don’t have access to a grill to host a Father’s Day cookout, you can still show dad how much you care. How? By preparing a smorgasbord of snacks catered to dad. Does Dad enjoy eating meat? How about sausage stuffed crescent rolls or skillet chicken nachos? Dad the king of cheesy jokes? Enjoy […]